Rochelle’s splendid Friday Fictioneers’ challenge this week is prompted by this intriguing image. Are you inspired to write a 100 words ?
” Jools are you there ? Don’t be shy, no-one’s about but me. It’s siesta time. Come down into the garden. Come sit with me awhile. You are so beautiful.”
“I’m blushing you bad boy…”
“Kiss me ?”
“Romey, come sit closer to me.”
“Your eyes are like stars”
” Stars send bad omens, don’t speak of them. Us two lovers we are twin halves…”
“All together now — We One World Make.”
“Hello Nana, you look fearful. What is wrong ?”
“You’re both in grave danger. The old men know about you.”
” Come along Jools, hop on my Vespa — we’re off to Bologna ! “
March 10, 2019 at 9:03 pm
I hope for a happier end for them than for their predecessors
March 10, 2019 at 10:00 pm
Thanks for your comment Bjorn – me too.
March 10, 2019 at 1:33 am
This is cute! Love it! 🙂
March 10, 2019 at 2:49 pm
Thank you Sascha – so glad you liked the story.
March 9, 2019 at 10:30 am
I’m thinking they are gonna need a little more horsepower to make a successful getaway…. Very nice write.
March 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Thanks for your comment Violet- glad you liked the story.
March 8, 2019 at 9:01 pm
Maybe they can avoid killing themselves this time around. Very interesting take on the prompt 🙂
March 9, 2019 at 12:03 pm
Love you comment, very droll. Thanks so much for your feedback.
March 7, 2019 at 10:52 pm
Much prefer this version, but comedies sit better with me than tragedies. Will have to check out that show!
March 8, 2019 at 9:41 am
Thanks for your feedback Andy.
March 7, 2019 at 6:49 pm
I bet the bard was listening in – it’s how he got all his ideas. Nice parody.
March 8, 2019 at 9:46 am
Appreciate your feedback. I do think the Bard spent a lot of time listening to life around him. Glad you liked the story.
March 7, 2019 at 12:02 pm
Ah Romeo and Juliet running away to Bologna. How far will they go in their Vespa? Elders have more powerful machines!
March 7, 2019 at 12:14 pm
Good question Abhijit . Think you’re right about the power of the elders- not good for the couple.
March 7, 2019 at 10:19 am
Love the take. I hope they make it this go around. 😉 Well done.
March 7, 2019 at 12:18 pm
Thanks so much Rochelle, appreciate your feedback. It was the Vespa that got my imagination going !
March 7, 2019 at 8:54 am
Escape on a Vespa! I hope Bologna is kinder to them.
March 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm
Thanks for your feedback Ali. I’m rooting for them. I heard that Bologna is a fine food city (now) – so maybe they’ll eat well !
March 7, 2019 at 3:39 am
Love it! Jools and Romey! Off to Bologna to escape their fate!
March 7, 2019 at 12:33 pm
So pleased you enjoyed the story Dale. A bit of romance – heh ?
March 7, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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March 7, 2019 at 5:02 pm
Thank you, glad you liked the story.
March 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm
A modern retelling, with an escape on a Vespa, nicely done!
March 7, 2019 at 5:08 pm
Thanks Iain – appreciate your comment.
March 6, 2019 at 4:07 pm
I love this. These kids know how to handle themselves. Off they go…
March 7, 2019 at 5:14 pm
So glad you liked the story. Thanks
March 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm
I hope this take on the tale has a happier ending! Cleverly done.
March 7, 2019 at 5:19 pm
Thanks Keith, pleased you liked it.
March 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm
What a lovely take on the prompt! Eat your heart out, Shakespeare – this is how the story should have gone!
March 7, 2019 at 5:25 pm
I appreciate you kind comment Penny. I agree with you about how story should have gone. I’ve been watching a quirky comedy on tv called ‘Upstart Crow’, about Shakespeare. Makes me laugh – & inspired this take I think.